YALSA, a Division of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks a full-time Program Officer, Education and Development to join our team.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Officer, Education and Development will manage and implement YALSA’s continuing education programs and development initiatives.
Key responsibilities include:
• To manage and implement the YALSA’s continuing education programs and development initiatives. • Obtain new sources of funding and developing sustainable sponsorship and grants programs. • Oversee the work of member committees, instructors, curriculum developers to create Continuing Education programs on all platforms. • Build relationships for donor and sponsorship opportunities. • Identify prospective sponsored continuing education opportunities. Work directly with partners on content of sponsored programs to ensure programs are implemented to meet program objectives • Identify and collaborate with other organizations, departments and/or divisions on inter-professional continuing education opportunities.
Salary: Negotiable from the low 50s based on relevant experience and qualifications. ALA offers a comprehensive and valuable benefits program, plus generous paid vacation and a retirement annuity.
Apply online including cover letter, resume and salary expectations.
Send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to:
American Library Association Human Resources Department Mary Pullen - Sr. Human Resources Manager Ref: progofficerEducDevYALSA 50 E. Huron Street Chicago, IL 60611 Email: email@example.com
The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran
Required Education and Experience
Three to five years’ work experience with a minimum of three years’ experience in continuing education delivery and working in an association setting.
The ability to work with others to plan, facilitate the delivery and evaluation of a portfolio of high-quality continuing education programs to members and to those in the profession.
Knowledge of adult learning, methods of delivery for continuing education.
Knowledge with sponsorship programs and fundraising initiatives.
Ability to manage a project from conception to completion. Ability to work well with members, customers and staff.
Formal classroom instruction; continuing education, on the job experience
Ability to work collaboratively within a complex organization, and to engage effectively with members and staff with diverse perspectives (i.e., strong interpersonal skills).
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to effectively manage competing priorities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to influence at various levels.
Revenue and profit focus.
Creating and implementing CE delivery strategies.
CE planning and delivery.
Maintaining External Relationships.
Budgeting & Fiscal oversight.
About American Library Association - Chicago, IL
The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.Founded in 1876, our mission is to share our vision of the importance of libraries, literacy and free access to information.ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from our Washington Office. Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.